film The Best '50s Fantasy Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite fantasy films that were released in the 1960s.

The best '50s fantasy movies are all about using your imagination to transport you to another time and place. Several Disney fantasy titles came out in the 1950s, such as Peter Pan, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Alice in Wonderland. In Peter Pan, three ordinary children named Wendy, Michael, and John are transported to Neverland, a place where children never grow up. Alice in Wonderland allows viewers to follow Alice down the rabbit hole and into a topsy-turvy universe, where Cheshire cats disappear and rabbits have tea parties and pocket watches. 
 

Bell, Book, and Candle tells the story of a witch who falls for a mortal, keeping up with the theme of fantasy mixed with reality. Likewise, Disney’s Cinderella explores the idea of using magic to help make all of your dreams come true. Brigadoon tells the story of a small Scottish town that only appears once every hundred years. And don’t miss Journey to the Center of the Earth… exciting, but not the best locale for your next vacation.
 

Vote up the best '50s fantasy films below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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Peter Pan June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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Alice in Wonderland Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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Journey to the Center of the Earth Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People Sean Connery, Janet Munro, Estelle Winwood

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Bell, Book and Candle James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Kerwin Mathews, Torin Thatcher, Kathryn Crosby

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Brigadoon Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson

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Hans Christian Andersen Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, John Qualen

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Carousel Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Gene Lockhart

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The Red Balloon Renaud Séchan, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Paul Frees, Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor

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The Seventh Seal Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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It Came from Beneath the Sea Faith Domergue, Kenneth Tobey, Ian Keith

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Road to Bali Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Ugetsu Kinuyo Tanaka, Machiko Kyō, Eitarô Ozawa

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The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T George Chakiris, Hans Conried, Tony Butala

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The Tales of Hoffmann Pamela Brown, Frederick Ashton, Robert Helpmann

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Black Orpheus Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Breno Mello

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Miracle in Milan Paolo Stoppa, Francesco Golisano, Arturo Bragaglia